A Man of Honor
Edward Hales Bacon passed away peacefully at the age of 91, December 30, 2017, three short days after the passing of his beloved wife Lois Virginia Bacon.
Ed was born December 23, 1926 in Martinez, California to Samuel Oldham Bacon Jr. and
Florence Hales. He had a younger sister, Helen “Jean” Olsson and the two of them were very close growing up in Contra Costa County, California. He always spoke fondly about his life growing up in the bay area. Jean preceded Edward in death in 2011.
After graduating high school at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Ed attended UC Berkeley in northern California. He later transferred to Brigham Young University (BYU) and eventually graduated with an Engineering degree from Cal Poly University, in San Luis Obispo.
In 1947 while attending BYU, Ed met the love of his life, Lois Virginia Chatwin. The two were married on September 3, 1949 in Ventura, California and subsequently solemnized their vows in the Manti Temple. This past September the couple celebrated 68 years of loving marriage.
Together Ed and Lois raised two sons, Jeffrey Edward and Jonathan Eric, and enjoyed the blessing of many grandchildren (Andrea, Spencer, Kimberly, James, Emily, and Lauren) and great-grandchildren (Hays Shiflet and Jane Bacon).
Ed served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Navy and built a career working for Ethyl Chemical where he traveled as an executive to South America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the Far East. He lived in many different states and foreign countries including Manila and Singapore.
Alongside his wife, Ed was devoted to service and gave his time freely to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served as a member of the bishopric, stake high council, and district high council. His sons have fond memories of their dad spending countless hours as their scout master in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Later in life, he served a temple mission with his wife in Chicago, Illinois. The couple made lifelong friends everywhere they lived and served, and will be remembered for their unending kindness and generosity.
The family would like to thank the staff and owner of Seasons of Santaquin for their care and compassion, and Susan Farnsworth who was with Ed until the very end.
Services have been coordinated by Brown Family Mortuary in Santaquin, UT. A viewing is scheduled for 9:45 – 10:45 am on January 2, 2018, at the LDS Chapel, 545 North 200 East, Santaquin, UT, with funeral services to follow at 11:00 am. Grave side dedication there-after at Santaquin City Cemetery 100 E 300 S, Santaquin, UT. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Edward and Lois's lives. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in their name to Primary Children’s Medical Center.
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